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“The Da Vinci Code” Dan Brown – illustrated guide.

“The Da Vinci Code” Dan Brown – illustrated guide.

One of the most famous and popular books by Dan Brown. In addition to fast-paced action that does not give much time to rest, dramatic escape characters lead by stunning world of art, historical mysteries and conspiracy theories. This book can also be an excellent guide in Paris and London.


 The Louvre, once a royal palace, today one of the largest and richest museums in the world. A place where you can see works such as the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, the Nike of Samothrace, Stella with the Code Hamurgabiego, Venus de Milo, and many other works of art from around the world to watch are not just a few hours.

 Fragment of decoration of the building.

Grand Gallery of the Louvre, on the wall seen paintings by Leonardo da Vinci.

The Death of the Virgin- Caravaggio painting, which probably sprang from the wall curator Jacques Saunière.

Chapter 1

One of the most famous hotels in Europe – Hotel Ritz. Located on the no less famous Place Vendome in Paris.

Chapter 3


 Opera House of Paris.

Tuileries Gardens in central Paris, in the depths – visible Louvre.

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel. The first of the three arcs in Paris, built on the orders of Napoleon. Modeled on the Roman Arch of Constantine. All three arches stand in a straight line, separated by a few kilometers, which is a kind of landmark in the city.

 Eiffel Tower at night.

 Orsay Museum in Paris, where you can admire the works of the Impressionists such as Monet, Van Gogh and many others. In addition to painting can be seen, among others, the sculpture masters such as Rodin and Carpeaux.

 Obelisk of Ramses at the Place de la Concorde.

 La Pyramide – Pyramid of the Louvre – visible in front of the Louvre – the main entrance to the museum. Pyramid seen this time from the bottom.

 Chapter 4


 La Pyramide inversée – Inverted pyramid.

Crux gemmata – cross decorated with precious stones. source >>

 Murray Hill Place – Opus Dei headquarters at 243 Lexington Avenue in New York.

One of the oldest symbols of humanity – Pentagram. 

 Saint-Sulpice Church in Paris.

 Vitruvian Man – the perfect body proportions by Leonardo da Vinci.

 Chapter 11

1-1-2-3-5-8-13-21 …

Chapter 16

Second Arc de Triomphe in Paris, also built on the order of Napoleon. Standing in the center of Rondo de Gaulle. It ends one of the most famous streets in Paris – Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

Sacre Coeur Basilica (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) – church on the top of the highest hill in Paris – Montmartre. Here lived and worked, among others, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Renoir, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.

Chapter 19

Church of Saint Suplice inside.

1,618 - the Phi - golden ratio .

Stradivarius violin.

Mona Lisa - one of the most famous and perhaps the most enigmatic paintings in the world. Undoubtedly, the most publicized work, mostly by the artist himself - Leonardo da Vinci.

The original in the Louvre. Admiring the small image up close is almost impossible.

Chapter 21

Rose Line in the church of Saint-Sulpice.

The obelisk standing at the end of the line.

Chapter 23

Symbol fleur-de-lis.

Key made for the film. Source >>

Chapter 30

Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci - the Louvre.

The second version of the painting at the National Gallery in London.

Chapter 33

Rondo Charles de Gaulle in Paris.

Chapter 34

Castel Gandolfo. Source >>

Chapter 37

Bois de Boulogne in Paris.

 Garden of Earthly Delights - Hieronymus Bosch triptych. Allegory of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris - by Dan Brown.

Model of Herod's Temple in Jerusalem.

The Templars are currently so many serious and often mutually exclusive publication, that today it is difficult to tell what is true and what is not. But you can not deny that this is a very mysterious religion, which probably can be attributed to many a conspiracy theory.

Pope Innocent II issued a papal bull, which gave the Templars total independence. Stated that constitute "law unto themselves" - are independent of one army. Independent or of kings, nor of prelates, or from any ecclesiastical authority of the Pope and the secular

Pope Clement V, who contributed to pressure from Philip IV Beautiful to the fall of the Knights Templars.

 Philip IV the Fair - the intrigue is considered to be the direct cause of the arrest of the Templars. Apparently the main reason for his actions aiming at the destruction of the Order, was the seizure of his goods and to avoid repayment of the huge debts incurred by the Knights Templar.

Chapter 40

Cross in a square - a symbol of the Knights Templar.

Adoration of the Magi - Leonardo da Vinci.

Chapter 45

Cryptex made ​​for the film. Source >>.

Chapter 51

 Château Villette.

Chapter 55

Chapter 58

Chapter 60

Chapter 61

Chapter 76

Baphomet - supposedly worshiped by the Knights Templar. However, you may get the impression that the idea of such a form was rather the result of torture, which were knights after the liquidation of the law than the real object of worship.

Chapter 76

The round part of the building.

The interior of the tombstones of the Knights Templar. Additional photos.

Big Ben - the clock tower in London.

Tower Bridge in London.

Alanus Marcel, Master of the Order in the years 1218-1228. source>>

Chapter 91

St. James's Park in London, in the depths of Buckingham Palace.

Chapter 95

Chapter 97

Tomb of Newton.

Chapter 104

Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland.

The interior of the chapel. Source>>


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